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What a day.
got to write a sitcom.
I had an ace idea for a sitcom:
A group of fratboys are shocked to discover an attractive bookish female student has had to move into their dorm because her dorm of choice was over-subscribed.
We eventually learn that it is better for women to put out and stop learning. Maybe wear some make up, too.
I don't see it.
and anti big bang theory people are idiots
Is Haley in Coronation Street gay? Is Roy, since he knows she's a man but presumably goes there anyway?
would you maybe be her, is she even in it anymore?
Off to 4OD
gavin and stacey and qi on bbc 1 then big bang theory and how i met your mother and misfits on e4+1. That might actually be too much watch-able tv for me to cope with.
watchable looks better as one word.
Will have to iPlayer. Hung and Curb on More4 from 10. Bish, bash, bosh.
this could supply me with days of catch-up tv watching.
iPlayer the BBC shit. Curb doesn't get 4ODed and Big Bang/HIMYM MIGHT not. It's impossible to predict.
Misfits on E4
the characters are all really 2-dimensional, and there are about 2 jokes repeated in different ways throughout. HIMYM is probably not very good. I think I only watched one episode. It was not as loathable as I thought it would be though...
Curb is definitely the best thing on Thursdays. Will iplayer QI.
How I Met Your Mother, it was alright the canned laughter got a bit tedious after about 2 minutes though 6/10
Looking forward to Misfits though and hopefully getting to find out Nathan's power.
The signal keeps cutting out. Most of it is inaudible. COCKING FUCK!
Will have to watch it at 3am.
Is it any good?
I was impressed with the latter. It is really quite LOL funny in places, and you can relate to the characters very easily.
most people are really not very discerning about comedy. people who have generally quite good taste in most things very often have rubbish taste in comedy. or maybe just comedy sitcoms. NOT POINTING ANY FINGERS ANYWHERE OR ANYTHING
HIMYM is just mildly entertaining rather than actually *funny*. big bang theory is properly bad from what i've seen
I'm not even sure why I watch HIMYM, to be honest. The characters are quite nice, I guess.
but from the one or two episodes i've seen it was REALLY BAD. do you also like the IT crowd? i bet you do.
I loved it when everyone else hated it, then everyone else started loving it and I was like "Yeah, I told you so".
so it wins.
seinfeld and friends (fuck tha haterz). i can't think of any more.
but it's funnier than your sitcoms, even though the standup comedy bits are truly awful.
I love when people get highbrow over comedy though, so please continue to fart on.
i wouldn't say i'm going for 'highbrow' here
peep show (actually the only really consistently funny sitcom i can think of)
flight of the conchords
it's always sunny in philadelphia
if they didn't ruin it with all those stupid songs.
about three of the songs are actually funny. the rest are fairly redundant. other than that it's really good though
because it's such an apt summary of an era.
Just seen your above post and Peep Show is patchy. Sometimes it's just painful to watch. I don't want to cringe when I watch comedy, I want to LAUGH. See also, The Office, which is literally the most overrated comedy ever.
And Flight of the Conchords....don't even get me started. It's worse than the Mighty Fucking Boosh.
But genuinely, How I Met Your Mother is funny. And if people don't find it funny, I tend to think they're a little wrong in the head.
the office is great. i like awkward comedy, it feels vastly less forced. the mighty boosh is, of course, horrendous, but fotc is good minus the songs.
but actually, can i please recommend that everyone watch it's always sunny in philadelphia. it's got some of the funniest IN YOUR FACE ONE-LINER INSULT comic acting i've seen and obnoxiously badass characters (the polar opposite of the awkward peep show types)
it's always sunny is a bit funnier than peep show. more formulaic, but funnier.
with music there is so much of it that there is no need to settle for mediocrity, with sitcoms its not like there is a wealth of great innovative comedies out there, for me sitcoms have a different set of criteria, mildly entertaing with a cozy kinda feel will do me, dont even need to be that funny
Seinfeld>>>The Office>Peep Show
Friends>>Flight of The Conchords>>HIMYM/Big Bang Theory
Of course the point of comedy is to cringe and laugh at the characters. Without that there would only be those poor MOR comedies. Oh wait you like them...
The point of comedy or the point of sitcoms? And if other mediums of comedy can be funny without being cringe-worthy, why can't sitcoms? I think that was a silly thing to say. All I ask of my comedy is for it to be funny; how it does that is neither here nor there.
that hasnt happened in atleast 5 years, sad to think it will probably never happen again
i cant remember.
it's actually pretty great
Neil Patrick Harris is brilliant in it
oh and to continue on with the thread: the big bang theory is great, as is the it crowd.
it's always sunny in philadelphia is better than them all though, different kinda thing though innit
fuk da h8rz